How to Find a DD-WRT Router Password

DD-WRT is a user-friendly firmware for your router.

DD-WRT is a type of firmware that installs with your current router. Its graphic interface allows individuals who are not very tech-savvy the ease of controlling their router settings. If you encounter password issues or you misplaced your password, you can still use the default password issued with the router you purchased. If you changed your password and do not remember it, you can reset the router to factory settings.

Use Default Credentials

Step 1

Open your Internet browser (Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer) and type in your address bar. You will be prompted for a username and password. Type in "root" for the username and "admin" for the password. If this default password does not work, you will need to reset your modem.

Step 2

Visit the website of the manufacturer of your router. For example, Netgear and Linksys are two routers that are common on the market. Both routers have a password of "admin" by default. Click on "support and documentation" in your router's manufacturer's website to find out their default password.

Step 3

Revisit in your Web browser and attempt to use your manufacturer's username and password defaults.

Reset Modem

Step 1

Shut down your computer.

Step 2

Press and hold the reset button of your modem for 30 seconds. Use a pointed object like a paperclip or toothpick to press the reset button. The reset button is usually located in the back of your router.

Step 3

Unplug the router from the wall outlet while still pressing the reset button. Keep the router unplugged for approximately 60 seconds.

Step 4

Plug the router back into the wall outlet and reboot your computer.

Step 5

Type in in your preferred Internet browser and type in the username and password for your manufactured router, or try "root" for the username and "admin" for the password.